Should I Get The High Res Screen? Don't Want To Wait

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  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a

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    So im going to sell my 13 MBP for a 15" new one.

    Im going to be doing primarily standard websurfing /movies/music etc plus photoshop and xcode (beginning to develop for iOS).

    Right now the screen size on the 13 is feeling cramped especially in xcode and photoshop so i want a 15. My question is regarding to get the low end 15 with the standard screen or upgrade to the high res screen.

    I would get the high res screen no questions asked if it was available in store but if i order it online im not sure how long it will take to get and i need to sell my computer before purchasing the new one so ill be without a computer for who knows how long. this is not good because im currently in college and need a computer. what do you guys think? just go with the standard screen?
     
  2. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    I would wait for online order, hi res is definitely worth it. The store apparently says "ships within 24 hours" so... it shouldnt take too long.
     
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    my dad ordered the previous gen macbook pro with the high res screen and it was at my house in 3 days. Very fast people at apple.
     
  4. DanRyb macrumors newbie

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    Definitely upgrade, I bought the high-res 2011 15" MacBook Pro and am loving the higher resolution. Definitely worth the cost/wait.
     
  5. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how did you get it so quickly?


    the default model ship within 24 hours, the high res within 1-3 days
     
  6. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone have any screenshots where I can see the real estate difference between the standard and high-res? because none of the stores have them.
     
  7. Russell L macrumors regular

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    Do any Apple Stores have hi-res glossy MBPs as a regular in-stock item? I'd love to be able to just walk into a store today and get one. (I hate having to order and wait for stuff, even if it's just for a couple of days!)
     
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  9. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wish, i would purchase this minute if they did.
     
  10. kardiackeith macrumors member

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    I ordered the base 15 glossy high Res. Still impatiently waiting v
     
  11. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  14. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    had this dilemma, went with glossy after looking at a friends display in both daytime and nighttime.
     
  15. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    I would attempt trying to check and see if the store has some high-res 15" MacBook Pros in stock. They actually don't care just the base models, but have some other more popular options as well. Anti-glare and high-res screens are in stock, but don't expect anything with an SSD built-in.
     
  16. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    Got two more for ya: matte/high-res vs. regular/glossy

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  17. thirty7alpha macrumors member

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    Ugh

    I ordered a hi-res 15" on Thursday, but I'm totally worried about having everything look so small on a high-res. The photos posted are a definite turn off to me in terms of sizing.

    Am I going to have to zoom each time I re-launch Safari? I have no desire to squint to look at anything smaller than what I've already got on my standard res 2009 MBP.

    I hope I'm just clueless on this and that modifying the hi-res settings to be larger will be no big deal. If not, I'm going to send this one back. :confused:

    If I do modify the settings to something closer to 1440 x 900, is this non-native format going to look squirrely?
     
  18. SubaruNation555, Feb 26, 2011
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    SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    Text may be too small for you, it was for me but it's all personal preference and hard to tell just from pictures.

    In Safari / Preferences / Advanced you can set text to be a minimum of a certain size so you won't have to zoom every time. However, OS fonts and fonts from other programs will all be smaller than on your 2009 MBP.

    And yeah, running the display at 1440 x 900 won't look great. My girlfriends's 2010 i5 MBP high-res doesn't even offer that resolution, closest is 1440 x 852.
     
  19. yukio macrumors regular

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    The Stockton store in San Francisco has the 15" 2.3 high-res glossy and matte in stock. (As of a couple of hours ago)
     
  20. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    2.3 is the old model? the new one is 2.0 or 2.2 only...
     
  21. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    For high end 15 incher... standard is 2.2, but you can choose to upgrade to 2.3.
     
  22. Fazzl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can someone just post a screenshot of some webpage that has a high res so i can see on my comp.
     
  23. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    How much does that cost?
     
  24. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    The stores has them, the one I went to has antiglare and regular glossy in 15". Only thing is if you want antiglare you have to go with the higher 2.3Ghz i7 which is $250 more.
     

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